The recent rains have refilled wetlands across the Strathbogies, including around Ruffy. Water Ribbons, Triglochin procera, are aquatic plants that grow in shallow slow-flowing or semi-stagnant water and which  tolerate periodic drying. They are now springing from their hard underground rhizomes and  growing long ribbon-like leaves which often lie on the water surface. The young, starchy-sweet  tubers were an important Koorie food source and the small green fruits which develop on the spike are worth eating, apparently having a pleasant taste similar to fresh peas. (Janet H)